Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX
Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,384.59, down 9.36 points) Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down two cents, or 0.50 per cent, to $3.96 on 9.9 million shares. Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 15 cents, or 1.39 per cent, to $10.63 on 6.3 million shares. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Up 28 cents, or... Read More

Opposition blames Trudeau’s India trip for spike in chickpea tariffs

Opposition blames Trudeau’s India trip for spike in chickpea tariffs
OTTAWA — The official Opposition is pointing to India’s decision to raise tariffs on chickpeas as the latest evidence that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent trip to that country ended up doing more harm than good. Conservative MP Candice Bergen led off question period Friday by citing India’s higher tariffs — now 60 per cent, up from 40 — as proof that Trudeau’s troubled trip overseas... Read More

Vancouver Feb. home sales fall amid mortgage, interest rate changes

Vancouver Feb. home sales fall amid mortgage, interest rate changes
VANCOUVER — Home sales in Metro Vancouver fell more than 14 per cent below the 10-year average in February as buyers contended with stricter mortgage rules and higher interest rates, according to statistics released Thursday. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver’s data showed that 2,207 homes sold last month. That’s down nine per cent from the same time last year and 14.4... Read More

Morneau speaks with U.S. treasury secretary about possible tariffs

Morneau speaks with U.S. treasury secretary about possible tariffs
MONTREAL — Finance Minister Bill Morneau says he has told his American counterpart that Canada believes its steel and aluminum exports should be exempt from new tariffs on steel and aluminum that are planned by President Donald Trump. Morneau told a Montreal business audience Friday that he had a “constructive” discussion on Thursday with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Morneau said Canada is a... Read More

Europe weather: UK army sent out; Dutch ice skate on canals

Europe weather: UK army sent out; Dutch ice skate on canals
LONDON — As unusually cold weather gripped Europe, Britain’s military was sent out Friday to central and western England to get hospital employees to work and help police rescue people from snowbound vehicles. Nicknamed “The Beast from the East,” the cold front caused travel chaos, with hundreds of flights cancelled in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Switzerland. Trains broke down.... Read More

Saskatchewan deficit down to $595M, aiming to balance by 2020: fiscal update

Saskatchewan deficit down to $595M, aiming to balance by 2020: fiscal update
REGINA — The Saskatchewan government’s latest fiscal update shows a dip in the provincial deficit forecast and a slight slip in provincial revenue and expenses. The third-quarter report projects the 2017-2018 deficit will be $595 million — down $101 million from the red ink outlined in the last budget. Third-quarter revenue is expected to come in at $13.9 billion, down $222 million or 1.6... Read More

Its population shrinking, Newfoundland and Labrador aims to lure back diaspora

Its population shrinking, Newfoundland and Labrador aims to lure back diaspora
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Bill Hodder says he would leave Calgary to move back to Newfoundland and Labrador “in a heartbeat.” He loved growing up in Churchill Falls, the small company town of about 650 people that runs the Labrador hydroelectric plant on the upper Churchill River. His father, sister and many of his cousins now live in St. John’s. “Home is where your family is,” said Hodder,... Read More

‘The crisis is now’: budget’s trickle of infrastructure money slower than hoped

‘The crisis is now’: budget’s trickle of infrastructure money slower than hoped
OTTAWA — New figures in this week’s federal budget suggest billions of dollars from the Liberal government’s vaunted infrastructure program now won’t be spent until after Canadians go to the polls next year. The sluggish pace of federal infrastructure spending has been a persistent burr under the saddle of a government that rode to power on a promise to ramp... Read More